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Xenith Recalls Football Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

  • The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet.
Name of Product:
Football helmets
Hazard:

The shells of the football helmets can crack, posing a risk of head injuries to football players.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
August 17, 2016
Units:
About 5,900
Consumer Contact

Xenith at 800-956-9022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.xenith.comand click on the “Helmet Shell Recall” link on the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate shell sold or factory-reconditioned between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016. The helmets were sold in multiple sizes depending on the model, and in varying colors and custom-paint designs. They have a facemask and a chin cup, available in different styles and varying colors, and may have an optional eye shield. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet. A complete list of the serial numbers included in this recall is available at www.xenith.com/recall.

Remedy:

Football players should immediately stop using the recalled helmets.  Players, coaches and parents should contact Xenith to receive a free new replacement helmet.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm received 29 reports of cracking helmets; no injuries reported.

Sold At

Through team dealers and direct school sales, and at BSN, Buddy’s All Stars, Carey’s Sporting Goods, End Zone Sports and Sports, Inc. and other stores nationwide and online at Eastbay.com, Footlocker.com, SafetyFirstSports.com, SportsUnlimitedInc.com and Xenith.com from May 2015 through March 2016 for between $140 and $400.

Manufacturer(s):

Xenith LLC, of Detroit, Mich.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
16-245
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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